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xmoneyx
03 Mar 17 13:39
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One possible explanation they've looked at is whether the pilot got confused with another jet aircraft, called a Jet Provost, which he normally flies CryWhoops
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Report xmoneyx March 3, 2017 1:40 PM GMT
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-39105085
Report bigH March 3, 2017 2:24 PM GMT
Pilot should be on a manslaughter charge
Report xmoneyx March 3, 2017 3:14 PM GMT
5 years?
Report Makybe_Diva March 3, 2017 5:33 PM GMT
More like 25.
Report Pokermonster March 3, 2017 5:36 PM GMT
It's incredible that the pilot survived such a crash.
Report Makybe_Diva March 3, 2017 5:39 PM GMT
It is incredible, Pokermonster.
Report terry mccann March 3, 2017 5:47 PM GMT
very hard thing to live with
Report FlowerMyth March 3, 2017 5:47 PM GMT
From my Airfix kit days, I wonder how you could be confused that you were in a Jet Provost as they were a two-seat trainer, the Hunter has one seat.

Got to be the luckiest fighter jet crash ever, those things don't crash land easily on big wide flat clear airfields. How he managed to survive the impact, fire, road furniture and hitting all those cars is perplexing.

Realising you've killed a load of people, perhaps part of him wishes he hadn't survived, must be hard to live with.
Report Pokermonster March 3, 2017 5:57 PM GMT
Did the pilot pass out momentarily during the loop?
Report Degs March 3, 2017 6:00 PM GMT
I think the Hunter he was flying was the 2 seat trainer version (T7)
Report FlowerMyth March 3, 2017 6:09 PM GMT
Ah right, does indeed look it in photos.
Report Makybe_Diva March 3, 2017 6:13 PM GMT
It doesn't seem so, Pokermonster.
Report akabula March 3, 2017 10:08 PM GMT
Flew too slow and too low for the manoeuvre in that plane although would have been okay in the plane he normally flew.
Says he can't remember a thing.
Lucky man to survive that although I don't think the relatives of the 11 men killed will think like that.
Report xmoneyx March 3, 2017 10:30 PM GMT
remember the announcer at the air show

don't worry stay in your seats everything ok

meanwhile a 400 ft fireball on the right
Report mokegibboni March 5, 2017 5:02 PM GMT
No, the pilot didn't black out as the Hunter was flying relatively slowly when instigating the loop, so the 'g' force wouldn't have been that great in this instance.
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